American dating rituals
When used for courtship, the aim was “to allow intimacy without sexual intercourse”…. “Traditionally, in Colonial America, participants were adolescents, with a boy staying at the residence of the girl.They were given separate blankets by the girl’s parents and expected to talk to one another through the night.This serial first-dater treats dating like a game as the countless women he meets online pale in comparison to his lost love.
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The practice was limited to the winter and sometimes the use of a bundling board, placed between the boy and girl, discouraged sexual conduct.
The best protection against sin were the parents, who were usually in the same room with them.